6th June 2011

Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadows Moonshine and Meteorite

By Get Lippie
L – R Moonshine, Meteorite

I discovered these quite by accident – Meteorite appeared in a goody-bag, and I was so impressed that I went out the very next day and bought another one!  Like the Armani Eyes to Kill shadow I showed you yesterday, these appear to be another cream-shadow hybrid and are exceptionally long wearing and crease proof.

Housed in a tube, the shadows have a built in applicator (excuse the stock image, I’m an idiot and forgot to take a picture of it myself), which is actually pretty useful, and picks up enough product to actually be able to apply:

However, on my jar of Meteorite, the sponge picks up far, far, far too much product and this causes massive fallout, which is exceptionally annoying, however, I loved the shadow so much after applying it, that I overlooked this design flaw when I bought Moonshine.

Onto swatches!

Top is Moonshine, and bottom is Meteorite.  Moonshine is described on the Bare Minerals website as a “deep plum”, which, whilst I wouldn’t describe it that way myself, it is a very nice metallic purple, which isn’t too scary a shade for daytime wear.  Meteorite isn’t on the website yet (making me suspect that mine may be a pre-release sample -sorry), but it’s a genuinely beautiful lightly blackened coppery bronze.

On initial swatching, the shades can apply thickly, and will need sheering out a little to make them wearable, particularly if you have creased eyelids, or are prone to dry eyelids, but sheering them out is possible and doesn’t affect the wear-time:

These shades are very complex, around the edges of Meteorite on the bottom there, you can see how the way the light hits the shade affects the colour, this means – to me – that you don’t really need other shadows with these, it looks like you’ve expertly blended a number of shades together already!  I’ll post a Face of the Day with this shade soon, and you’ll be able to see what I mean …

Bare Minerals High Shine Eyeshadows are available from Debenhams, Selfridges and Bare Minerals boutiques, and cost £15 each.  They’re more than comparable with the Armani Eyes to Kill shadows if you ask me – actuallly having improved wear time, and less creasing, and I’ll be going back to purchase Patina (olive green) and Glisten (golden sand) soon.  They’re also around a tenner cheaper, which has to be a good thing, in anyone’s book …

The Fine Print: One was a PR sample from an event unrelated to Bare Minerals, and one was purchased by me.  Further Disclosure: Stunt doubles were used in the swatch photos, Get Lippie’s left hand is currently unavailable for photographic engagements.

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